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Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
503-808-4553 / 4557
Fax: 503-808-4555

Mailing address:
USACE, Portland District
Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946

Equal Employment Opportunity
LaMar Williams
Equal Employment Opportunity Manager

Current job openings

Operations Division is recruiting for a permanent Operations Project Manager for John Day/Willow Creek project.  Outreach will be DEU (External) and MERIT (Internal).

Open Thursday, 05/30/2019

Closing dates:  Monday, 06/10/2019

Pay scale & grade:   GS-14

Salary:   $104,821 to $136,271 per year

Location:  John Day Willow Creek Project, Rufus, OR

Relocation expenses reimbursed.  Yes Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is authorized subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations

About the Position: Serves as Project Manager for a Columbia River Hydropower Dam-Project, primarily responsible for management of human resources, technical activities, program schedule, fiscal accounting, and public relations.



Performs the following representative duties:

  • Responsible for the overall management and coordination of the various and diverse programs and functions of the Lock and Dam Project.
  • Responsible for coordinating appropriate activities and issues with local, county, state and federal agencies, Native American representatives, special interest groups, and the various medias.
  • As Project Manager, utilizes a high degree of managerial ability and technical knowledge to plan, assign, direct, and review work operations of subordinate supervisors, employees, and contractors.
  • Supervise the electrical, mechanical, and general maintenance of the large multipurpose dam and powerhouses, spillway dam, navigation locks, fish passage facilities, project buildings and grounds.
  • Supervise, through key professional engineering staff, field level determinations on engineering matters concerning improvements or additions to existing project facilities.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of numerous recreation/natural resource areas on project lands and shorelines, and management of associated resources.


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Additional questions, please contact me at the number or email below.

Bronwyn A Cummings

Operations Division, Administrative Officer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District


Office: 503-808-4301

Cell: 509-774-8591

Our Equal Opportunity mission

Providing technical and professional advice to Portland District management and employees, in accordance with Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and all applicable EEO regulatory guidance, safeguarding the workplace and its employees from discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, reprisal or disability. 

The duties of the Equal Opportunity Office are: 

  • Serve as the District Commander's primary advisor on EEO / Affirmative Employment.  
  • Manage Army complaints processing system.  Provide EEO-related training.  
  • Lead & guide via Special Emphasis programs.  
  • Plan, develop & monitor Portland District's Affirmative Employment Plan.

    It is our commitment to administer an Equal Employment Opportunity program which creates and sustains a discrimination-free workplace.


The Engineer-in-Training program within HDC consists of structured education related to hydroelectric power design and construction across the nation, Corps of Engineers activities throughout the Northwest, and the mission of the Portland District. The program spans a 24-month time period, rotating assignments through various offices within the Portland District primarily and around the Corps. (See the EIT program brochure here.)